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we are not blind and i don't think we're stupid. john kerry responds to israel's criticism of proposals offered to iran during talks over its nuclear program that ended an argument. this white structure on the roof of the british embassy is a listening post. to intercept communications from the german parliament and the chancellor's office and revelations like these are pushing. for privacy. the. information about our customers if you don't have a warrant. company resisting the far reaching operations of u.s. spy agencies. this week a space. russian cosmonauts take the winter games into outer space for the first
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time in history. to look back at the past seven days top stories and the latest developments this is the weekly on r.t. . six world powers failed to make a breakthrough in the latest round of talks over iran's nuclear program france has refused to accept any short term deal stalling discussions with iran's supreme leader accusing paris of open hostility towards tehran negotiations are set to resume in ten days from now and america's willingness to work out an agreement has been sharply criticized by its ally israel. has more. well a delegation of high ranking american officials is currently in jerusalem where they will be updating prime minister netanyahu government on these talks that
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happened over the weekend in geneva and the progress that was made and wasn't made now the israelis are particularly interested in the gaps that remain the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says that the impending deal is bad and dangerous those are the words that he used the agreement was failed to be reached this agreement of course coming between iran and the united states russia france germany and britain they're trying yahoo however saying that the proposed deal will lift the pressure of sanctions which have taken years to put into place and at the same time it leaves iran with its nuclear program and its enrichment capabilities intact in a hinted response to the israeli criticism over the looming deal between iran and western powers the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has said that the united states is not stupid he has said that netanyahu does not know exactly what is going agreed on and the what the terms of this agreement in fact are what is being proposed now.
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is that in which iran read all of that capacity i'm not sure that the prime minister or great respect or knows exactly what the amount or the terms are going to be because we haven't arrived at the mall yet that's what we're negotiating listening to the rhetoric coming from these two leaders asserting does point to tensions between these two allies the united states and its allies have said that they have narrowed their differences with the turnaround in the talks that took place over this weekend the main difference comes from the objection from from once with france object ng strenuously that the proposed deal would be would do too little to curb iran's uranium enrichment program or stop the development of a nuclear reactor that would be capable of producing plutonium the french foreign minister said that he could not accept what he called a fool's game in other words
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a weak deal with iran the big obstacle appears to be the future of iran's paternity reactor at a rock which could provide a nother route to a nuclear weapons capability and this facility which is currently being built is due to become operational next year the talks will resume in some ten days and then we will see a fresh bid to end this coming standoff so let's take a closer look at the main negotiation points where world powers want iran to hold all activities to enrich uranium at twenty percent they could then permit enrichment at a level below weapons grade now iran should also limit the number of centrifuges and allow more monitoring of its facilities in return for the unfreezing of terrans assets and the easing of sanctions were professor side mohammad marandi from the university of tehran i spoke to him a little earlier and he says washington was likely to be behind the french attitude towards an agreement. some believe that the french are in coronation with the
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united states and it's a sort of good cop bad cop combination some believe that the french are this the current french government is very close both israel and the saudi regime and that they have a great deal of influence credit very difficult to imagine under any circumstances the french really standing up to the united states at the end of the day if the united states is adamant that it deals should be struck i think that the french will fall in line when in the latest round of talks international mediators were ready to release about three billion dollars worth of frozen iranian assets and if restrictions on gold chemical and car industries but experts say essentially taking a toll not only on iran but also on those imposing them. well u.s. and french companies are in the starting blocks they are banking on the lifting of
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sanctions and they want to resume trade with iran for economic reasons like for example the car manufacturer to jacques major french car company is really just started business so it's pushing for a new agreement. well hopes were high ahead of these nuclear talks with iran's new president hassan rouhani adopting a softer stance than his predecessor. hard line conservatives back home a lot of tall happy with attempts to engage with the u.s. as we find out in our report coming up a little later in the program. britain is operating a listening post in the heart of the german capital allegedly targeting the parliament and the chancellor's office the revelations based on leaked documents hit a raw nerve in berlin which is already trying to get proper explanations from the u.s. over its tapping of angela merkel's phone when it's believed the dropping equipment isn't stored right here on the roof of the british embassy within
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a stone's throw of the bundestag now it's allegedly capable of intercepting phone calls on long distance communications all across the city germany demanded explanations from london pointing out that intercepting data and diplomatic buildings is a violation of international law but the u.k. simply said it won't comment on intelligence matters and religion stone but from the german power party says but actually knew its allies were listening in the german government of course did notice what was happening on the roof top of the u.k. embassy because it's clear for everybody who looks at that building what's going on there but i think that the german interior secret service they are not allowed to investigate. and this is simply because germany right now is such a class partner of the b. of the us and they want to become a first class partner so our government is simply selling our privacy and their own
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privacy to climb up the ladder in the face of america's far reaching surveillance program hardly any tech company canal guarantee one hundred percent privacy but artie's marina porton i met the owner of a small provider who has so far managed to prevent government spying. we decided to open a data center and here we're taking an exclusive tour through one of the few data companies standing up to the u.s. government in the name of privacy i think we do residential are very well pete ashdown is the owner of x. mission and independent internet service provider based in salt lake city utah this tower here handles most of our e. mail unlike most power players in silicon valley x. mission refuses to give the n.s.a. backdoor access to its networks since one thousand nine hundred ninety eight it's mission has rejected a judge in the u.s. government for some more information stored on private servers like these we don't share our information about our customers if you don't have
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a warrant the majority of law enforcement requests ashdown says he's received and refused have been subpoenaed is lacking accountability and necessary approval by a judge this is actually an amiga since launching his company in one thousand nine hundred three ashdown says he's filled no more than two customer data requests from the federal government make sure. the current climate of america's unrestrained surveillance matrix has been facilitated by corporations who have spent years secretly working with the n.s.a. regulation government contracts and. monetary. compensation are in my opinion the three reasons why they're cooperating ironically utah is probably the most unlikely home for a privacy champion roughly twenty seven miles away from x. mission. is the n.s.a.'s newly constructed one point five billion dollar data
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center i think it's a strain on the tech industry of utah all the n.s.a. activities are staying on american internet businesses ashdown has vowed to face jail time if that's what's needed to protect his customers from being monitored what surprises this fourth amendment advocate is that big data companies like google won't promise to do the same marina port r.t. utah. this is the weekly live here from moscow coming up later in the program ati's latest report on life in kuantan a mowbray. i love it it's a lot of people think there's not much to do but there's definitely an abundance to do there's no end in sight for those held at the u.s. military base where detainees continuing their hunger strike a big force fed behind bars. the symbol of russia's twenty fourteen winter games has made it to the stars the latest stop of the most ambitious limb pick torch relay was a space walk outside the international space station the first time it is ever made
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into orbit while he's in france where this is the historic moment from mission control. well it's a very exciting thing to watch live here because what we're actually getting to see right now is down on the floor the engineers are essentially walking because we're not through the steps of making it all the way around the international space station with the torch in hand so it's a again a leg of it's his fourth spacewalk and sergei it's his first now of course the torch has been in space before once for the one thousand nine hundred six olympics once for the two thousand and six but this time in space it's actually going on a space walk it's not just inside of a shuttle or inside of the eye is that so it was a big moment here when we actually saw the torch come out of the hatch attached to the cars minot's and make its appearance out in space the symbol of unity and sportsmanship being seen all over the world now the torch has a couple more days left on the i assess before it heads back down to earth with
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a three person crew on a soyuz spacecraft again and so it's then going to rejoin this historic relay to saatchi for the kick off in february of the olympics so we will be bringing you all the live developments of the olympic torch right here on r.t. . we're heading into a break now but we still have plenty of water coming through the arab spring in the dog. court is adjourned on the first day of the trial of egypt's ousted leader mohamed morsy. submerged from the country's revolution. down. in the red.
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to people have been killed in schools wounded in saudi arabia as police dispersed a protest by migrants that's amid a crackdown on illegal foreign workers launched by the government last week and being rounded up by the files and following the end of a deadline of an amnesty let's talk more on this to adam kugel the middle east research of from human rights watch first your reaction on the way the authorities dealt with these protests today ed tell us what you make of the way it was handled by the police and the authorities there. well from what we read it in the media and what we've seen the videos it seems that it was. you know there were quite fierce clashes so there really aren't last night we don't we start with the details of what happened exactly but it's certain that there's a lot of arrests in saudi arabia right now because of. this event in southern riyadh is just a part of the larger picture of what's going on as you say they are going around it
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rounding. migrant workers and thousand possibly tens of thousands who do not have their papers in order i do they don't have residency permit or they don't have a work permit or they have permits but they're not working for their official legal sponsor what tell us about the situation concerning these market work as you say some of them that legally not illegally and what are the conditions that they're having to face at the moment what's their plight well the problem with labor is after saudi arabia really the way to which the country regulates the presence of workers on its soil. all foreign workers in the country are governed by what's known as the sponsorships system whereby they are under one direct employer employer has an inordinate control over that because under some of the labor laws migrant workers cannot change jobs look up that mission in fact they can't leave the country without that employer's permission and it leads to a system in which workers will squeeze them in may often you know come from saudi
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arabia or certain events is sometimes the job works out sometimes it doesn't taste as well there are problems including not even a wage. to physical abuse to a sanitary conditions or all of the above workers are very little choice when it comes to getting her dresser changing employers just simply can't do it so what how does as many of them choose to leave that employer and work on this you know work we're going to get people work off the books that seems to be what happens so the abuse of these migrant workers and indeed the crackdown on the protests. we're not hearing much about it in the mainstream media or all we are not talking about it but why don't we hear much about it elsewhere. well ok in saudi arabia been difficult to cover because it's so isolated in the ring so rarely get access to the international order national human rights organizations and the like and i think it's just difficult to to get information out of it that being said i mean the
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crackdown that we're seeing right now is wide sweeping i think this is just the beginning of what's going to be a long series of frankly stories what is sure the rights watch doing about it and indeed the international community what what is being done. i mean we continue to press on the radio to reform it's it's it's labor. workers should be able to seek redress they should be able to resolve labor claims much quicker they should be able to change employers situations of abuse and they should be able to leave the country without having to get an exit visa signed by their employer they should be allowed freedom of and i think rather than focus on cracking down first they should crack down on all those laws that put workers almost impossible to wage and where the conditions are just right for. just briefly many countries overseas having to deal with and illegal tide of migrants it's
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a problem common throughout the world what is the way to solve this problem though just finally well i said i think that workers want to come to saudi arabia they should be given a better option they should be able to change employers in situ which is of abuse and they should be able to leave the country and i think that that's what makes saudi arabia and the other gulf countries stand as far as this is the fact that employers have so much control over workers and frankly can't leave the country without their employers and i think all these things come find create very a very. did you ation or if not to. put it off as well. you know if the really big problem you just got with. great to talk to you thank you very much indeed for letting us know your thoughts on this issue there adam kugel middle east research from human rights watch live on r.t. thank you thank you typhoon haiyan may have left up to ten thousand people dead in
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the philippines that's according to local officials although the government says that cannot be confirmed. and named and that. just yesterday i was ok the storm is the fourth most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded and the strongest to hit the region central city of tacloban was ravaged by the disaster leaving thousands of homes without a roof the red cross has only been able to confirm one thousand two hundred deaths so far but believes many more have lost their lives and in the worst hit areas remain cut off for the rescue operations china has now also ordered a state of emergency in its southern regions right now the storm is moving northwest and has already reached vietnam's coastline thirteen provinces there are being evacuated with over eight hundred sixty thousand people forced to flee coastal areas the storm could reach the capital hanoi on monday morning when i asked earlier meteorologist robert corral what should be done to minimize the human costs of such disasters in the future. the intensity the energy in the
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storms in the pacific have gone up by fifty percent over the last thirty years or so and this is largely due to a warmer ocean warmer atmosphere so we're going to see more of these very severe storms so-called three four five category storms now in some cases when the communications systems are very active we can give good warning to other people in other cases when those are not there or not as robust it's very difficult for everybody to know that such a severe storm is coming so preparation is going to be absolutely essential and the countries are clearly going to have to make the kind of decisions about how they're close or populated in order to minimize the impact or just a click away we keeping updated on the devastation left by that storm you can head to our home for the latest report and pictures from the scene. more than
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a dozen detainees are still on hunger strike at guantanamo bay protesting against the indefinite detention and the alleged use of torture at the facility but on the other side of the barbed wire it's all sunshine and smiles salty's and started checking the reports. despite misconceptions give lho is not just a geo to be or not to be shot it's also a forty five square mile military base with no plans of going anywhere full of signs of a stablished american life it is a navy base and we just happened to have the camps in here home to the only mcdonalds on cuban soil a subway sandwich shop a starbucks and a taco bell you got busted vested financial interests there you go to starbucks and . all of these other places that help to set up a logistical support for the troops that are all over the there are about five and a half thousand people living and working on the base roughly half serve the actual detention center the us government has been leasing this territory since one
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thousand nine hundred three for just over forty five hundred dollars curiously that is still the price today but it's said that the cuban government has been refusing to accept this money for decades the castro government said you know we don't want this lease anymore in the united states' position was that it's a binding lease and in the lease it actually says that it can't be broken unless both sides both countries agree to that that strikes me as a very odd contract server and territory that the u.s. has occupied against cuba's wishes since one thousand fifty nine most officers come here for short term of up to nine months or longer deployment of two to three years far from home life isn't put on hold and you can't date certain people wait and certainly have if it's away from your like rank system then you're allowed to there's the downtown and open air movie theater playing all the hottest hollywood blockbusters and it ticky bar to let loose after a hard day's work even though most say schedules aren't that intense anyway we
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actually get quite a bit of time off like a decent man and we go to be an end of year as far activities for people to do m.w. our stands for morale welfare and recreation. almost every sport known to man is available to team get well on state of the art facilities. i love it it's a lot of people think there's not much to do but there's definitely an abundance to do. being in a remote location doesn't even have to affect eating habits and all you can eat lunch cost just under five bucks and breakfast is half that price a downside though information or lack thereof or if you do a lot of the t.v. programs broadcasting here are army focused. and internet is almost nonexistent the base dubbed no stream a stand by some soldiers even so we're told those serving here are banned from looking at websites like wiki leaks for example once classified always classified. even if the information has long been made public there are other strict
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regulations in place to fun fact about guantanamo apparently a life of an costs here a little more than a life of a detainee if you run one of these babies over the fine is ten thousand dollars. there's a very strict speed limit in guantanamo and it's a very slow speed limit and people say that that's that's all about the quantised somewhat ironic at a place marred by human rights scandals officials make a point of showing journalists how well prisoners two are kept and thirteen here were now in a typical so for a compliant detainee at guantanamo they would be allowed to have equal access to peace here some head and shoulders shampoo the less compliant ones have to wear the orange uniforms and get only two books at a time because go to the other side so you can see the books detainees can't come in here but the prisoner library lovingly displays the best of their art for t.v. crews to see a lot of pre-selected books to avoid certain topics violence sexual and religious
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stuff controversy shelves packed with magazines d.v.d.'s and video games plenty of ways for legit prisoners of war to pass the indefinite time they're kept here without charges and party guantanamo bay cuba. just for a minute but plenty of stories for you right now on our website including collision course a motorist embed a ruse of something of a medieval surprise at a crossroads one unexpected one horse people. who put the full video on our t. dot com plus. if you run out of cash and needed tickets for the metro in moscow a little bit of exercise will get you a free ride in motion section on the website see how new vending machines are taking payment in squats in a bid to make everyone more active. deposed
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president mohammed morsy along with fourteen muslim brotherhood members went on trial on monday only to see proceedings perspire until generate the eighth the ousted leader is facing charges of encouraging a deadly crackdown on dissent in cairo last december well this footage is from the opening of the hearings the first video of morsy since his arrest four months ago he refused to wear the mandatory white uniform for defendants and rejected the court's authority insisting he's still the country's legitimate leader during his transfer to prison police were confronted by angry prime morsy mobs in the capital and other cities true gauge public opinion on the prosecution of egypt's first democratically elected president i. think. is known as the singer of the revolution the popularity of his pro-democracy song saw him tortured by the military and now despite fighting to bring down both hosni mubarak and mohamed morsi rami has little hope for egypt's future as morsi goes on trial
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for incitement to kill protesters. for the revolutionaries and now in the worst scenario we have ever been since two thousand and eleven morsi should be tried but it's comic that mubarak trial should be held up at every turn while the morsy trial is moving along so fast what shocks me is that the authorities never seem to have the will to push through the court. this is a remnant of the former regime tahrir square once the heartbeat of the revolution has become just another busy roundabout in two thousand and eleven and two thousand and thirteen people came here demanding bread freedom and social justice but after the military ousted mr brotherhood president mohamed morsy hundreds have been killed and thousands arrested eating some to fear the freedoms and justice will never become a reality amidst this violence rights groups have little faith that the trial of mr morsi and other mr brotherhood leaders will be fair this coming at a time when there is a general crackdown that gets a brotherhood a very selective prosecutions on the part of the justice system looking only at
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brotherhood members with impunity for security services meanwhile the retrial of egypt's other ousted president hosni mubarak drags on the feeling the security apparatus continues to shape court decisions means egypt's future is hard to predict the military is entrenched in its own influence and its own interest again and again the problem number and agree on a specific transitional justice either retiring everyone or meaningful we're taking the road to the south africa bureau and many many other that is too funny that seems far away as pro morsi protests and clashes with security forces continue to rock the nation the fear is morsi is trial will not deliver much needed justice to egypt but rather set the stage for further instability and turmoil. for r t cairo. over the latest round of talks over iran's nuclear program failing to secure progress president has said rouhani said to iran will not bell to international
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pressure and give up its right to enrich uranium in before the talks began on thursday thousands were running in tehran chanting anti-american slogans and burning israeli flags on his porch scott looks at what's got them so riled. person rouhani is recent speech at the un general assembly was said by many to represent a thorin in relations between tehran and washington a sign that the iranian leadership is keen to initiate warmer ties with the global community but not everyone is keen for this to happen. hard line conservative protesters threw eggs at the president upon his return to tehran a malveaux was uncomfortable with the idea of increased diplomacy with washington have launched the first ever down with the usa contest the idea is to find the most creative and to us propaganda contestants are invited to submit photographs posters caricature poems hymns and blogs all relating to the slogan down with u.s. the.

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